Could Orakpo still win DROY?

One of many experimental iterations ...

Lanky Livingston

The Commissioner
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Messages
27,017
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Houston, TX

Florida Atlantic


Since Brian Cushing's suspension for breaking the league's substance abuse policy back in September was announced, there has been speculation he might lose his DROY. Well, not quite, but there will be a re-vote:

Bob Glauber said:
Just got off the phone with AP Sports Editor Terry Taylor. There will be a re-vote of NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Thus, the AP decides not to strip Brian Cushing of Rookie Defensive POY, but to simply vote again. Cushing still eligible.
http://twitter.com/BobGlauber

Since Cushing took 39 first place votes, the rest of the field was pretty close. Does Orakpo have a shot at it? I don't think so, but we shall see.
 

Jimbo

The Franchise Player
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Messages
4,270
Reaction score
5
Points
68
Location
Columbia, SC


I don't think they'll take it away but if they do, the award either goes to Jairus Byrd or they'll have to vote again.
 

Lanky Livingston

The Commissioner
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Messages
27,017
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Houston, TX

Florida Atlantic

That's exactly what's happening, they're going to vote again. Cushing is still eligible, but I doubt he gets all the first place votes he got after a failed drug test.
 

MisterPinstripe

2019 NFL Pickem Champion
Joe Gibbs Club Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2009
Messages
395
Reaction score
32
Points
28
Location
Winchester VA


Orakpo has a chance. He has been a little more noticeable than Byrd recently, so that might help him out.
 

Elephant

The Commissioner
Joe Gibbs Club Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2009
Messages
24,806
Reaction score
451
Points
1,113

Florida State

I thought Clay Matthews was second in voting.
 

Lanky Livingston

The Commissioner
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Messages
27,017
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Houston, TX

Florida Atlantic

I thought Clay Matthews was second in voting.
Nope, Jairus Byrd was second, Matthews was third. That's irrelevant though, because 4 votes separated 2nd-4th place, meaning its anyone's game - assuming a lot of voters don't vote for Cushing again.

Its kind of a joke that he's even eligible, but I'm hearing a few guys have already voted for Cushing. I mean, if what he did was bad enough to merit a re-vote, how should he be eligible? To prove a point? Stupid.
 

riggins44

The Franchise Player
Joined
Jul 28, 2009
Messages
4,181
Reaction score
56
Points
78
Location
Yorktown, VA


I wonder how these other guys would feel if won the award after-the-fact? This morning have heard a lot of debate on both sides of this issue. Would it be like winning a championship or medal after winner of the event was DQ'd?

In my heart and mind, Orakpo was the DROY.
 

Lanky Livingston

The Commissioner
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Messages
27,017
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Houston, TX

Florida Atlantic

I wonder how these other guys would feel if won the award after-the-fact? This morning have heard a lot of debate on both sides of this issue. Would it be like winning a championship or medal after winner of the event was DQ'd?

In my heart and mind, Orakpo was the DROY.

I dunno...apparently there were a lot of rumors before the draft that Cushing was a juicer, so a lot of people were expecting this. I think if someone wins DROY but is blatantly cheating, the honest players in the league wouldn't have a problem winning the award after the fact. If you got a promotion at your job because they found out the guy they gave it to previously was blackmailing HQ, would you mind? I know I wouldn't!

Just one example of before and after pics:

http://yepyep.gibbs12.com/2010/05/brian-cushing-on-steroids-duh/

Not that one year of training with a NCAA-level weight-training staff couldn't whip the kid into shape, but that's a pretty drastic transformation. Although I have personally seen what diet and exercise can do. But, these pictures coupled with a dirty test...Mr. Cushing is losing the benefit of the doubt quickly.
 

Henry

Coaching Staff
Staff member
Joined
Apr 12, 2009
Messages
9,819
Reaction score
151
Points
219
Location
Fairfax, VA


That's dumb. Either re-vote without him on the ballot or leave it as is.

Re-voting FOR him, now that we know he's a juicer, is the worst choice of all. It blatantly and pro-actively condones cheating.
 

Goaldeje

The Legend
Joined
Feb 1, 2010
Messages
18,376
Reaction score
41
Points
328
Location
Waynesboro, VA

James Madison

That's dumb. Either re-vote without him on the ballot or leave it as is.

Re-voting FOR him, now that we know he's a juicer, is the worst choice of all. It blatantly and pro-actively condones cheating.
Exactly right. I don't know who should have gotten the award, but allowing it to be given to Cushing again is preposterous.
Posted via BGO Mobile Device
 

Lanky Livingston

The Commissioner
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Messages
27,017
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Houston, TX

Florida Atlantic

That's dumb. Either re-vote without him on the ballot or leave it as is.

Re-voting FOR him, now that we know he's a juicer, is the worst choice of all. It blatantly and pro-actively condones cheating.

EXACTLY. If his offense was bad enough to merit a re-vote in the first place, what the hell is he doing on the ballot? Its baffling.
 

riggins44

The Franchise Player
Joined
Jul 28, 2009
Messages
4,181
Reaction score
56
Points
78
Location
Yorktown, VA


What else do you expect from the media? They won't admit they were wrong.
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 1, Members: 0, Guests: 1)

Private conversations
Help Users
    You haven't joined any rooms.
    Chat 0
    Top